Need for Speed- Most Wanted - Title ArtSony’s enthusiasm for fantastic themed sales continues this year, where their PlayStation platforms will be seeing sharp discounts on several games and game franchises for the entirety of every week in March. Yes, it’s the return of Spring Fever!

Just in time for those cold Winter weeks to start warming up, the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, along with some PlayStation Portable games and PlayStation 2 Classics, will be allowing PlayStation Plus members in particular to save loads of cash on the PlayStation Store, as well as catch up on some of the top modern game franchise entries that you may be missing in your collection. Each set of discounts only lasts a week though, so act fast!

As usual, we’ll be listing the aggregate review scores for each discounted item and its platform, with both its regular sale price, and its further discounted price for PlayStation Plus members. Obviously, the scores will be taken from the respective PlayStation edition for multi-platform games. We’ll also be giving our personal recommendations to the games that are most worth your attention.

Bear in mind also that new PlayStation Store titles will see a temporary discount during their launch week for Spring Fever, though we obviously can’t comment on scores or quality related to games that aren’t out yet. Still, we will let you know which games are coming out, and whether or not they’re cross-buy, in each section. Note as well that these new games will only have one discount price, regardless of whether or not you have a PlayStation Plus membership.

DLC for each respective game will also be discounted during each themed week.

To start, Week 1, spanning March 4th to March 10th, has a Need for Speed theme, just in time for the upcoming movie! Its discounts are below:

Need for Speed: Carbon – Own the City [PSP] (71.00%) ($9.99, $5.00 with PS Plus)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit [2010] [PS3] (88.86%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($9.99, $5.00 with PS Plus)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted [2013] [PS3/PS Vita] (85.09/83.44%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($9.99, $5.00 with PS Plus)
Need for Speed: The Run [PS3] (64.04%) ($9.99, $5.00 with PS Plus)

This first week will see the release of Awesomenauts Assemble for PlayStation 4, for $7.99, and Master Reboot for PlayStation 3, for $11.99.

Week 2 has a Call of Duty theme, and will mainly be specializing in bundles. It’s also the most irregular week by far, with some prices ignoring a PlayStation Plus discount, and apparently none of the base games are being discounted by themselves, simply being placed in various bundles. Since prices and offerings vary wildly here, we encourage you to check the PlayStation Store itself when these sales go live:

Call of Duty: Black Ops [PS3] (88.36%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS*
Call of Duty: Black Ops II [PS3] (82.57%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS*
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare [PS3] (93.54%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS*
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [PS3] (93.42%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS*
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 [PS3] (88.10%)

This second week marks the launch of TowerFall Ascension on PlayStation 4, for $11.99, and Vessel on PlayStation 3, for $7.99.

Week 3 features a Grand Theft Auto theme. Its discounts are below:

Grand Theft Auto III [PS2] (95.19%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($2.99, $2.39 with PS Plus)
Grand Theft Auto IV [PS3] (97.04%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($5.99, $4.79 with PS Plus)
Grand Theft Auto V [PS3] (97.01%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($39.99, no PS Plus discount)
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [PSP] (90.39%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($5.99, $4.75 with PS Plus)
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City [PS3] (89.16%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($5.99, $4.79 with PS Plus)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories [PSP/PS2] (87.54/78.03%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($5.99, $4.79 with PS Plus on PSP. $2.99, $2.39 with PS Plus on PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [PS2] (95.08%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($4.49, $3.59 with PS Plus)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City [PS2] (94.43%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($2.99, $2.39 with PS Plus)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories [PSP/PS2] (85.01/75.96%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($5.99, $4.79 with PS Plus on PSP. $2.99, $2.39 with PS Plus on PS2)

This third week will feature the release of Luftrausers and SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt. Both are cross-buy games, costing $7.99, with Luftrausers releasing for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and SteamWorld Dig releasing for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, awarding purchasers both versions with a single purchase of either.

Lastly, the final week is a bit smaller, having a BioShock theme. Its discounts are below:

BioShock [PS3] (93.57%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($9.99, $5.00 with PS Plus)
BioShock 2 [PS3] (87.05%) ($9.99, $5.00 with PS Plus)
BioShock Infinite DLC [PS3] (BioShock Infinite is currently free for PlayStation Plus members) (Various) (Various Pricing)

BioShock - Title ArtThis last week only sees the release of the long-awaited PlayStation ports of Fez. The game will release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, and will award you all three versions with a single purchase of any. The game will cost $9.99, and appears to be the only one not being given a temporary discount, as it retails for the same price on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade.

Given that these showcased franchises are all fantastic, and many of these new PlayStation Store games look very promising, with SteamWorld Dig and Fez already being indie games we know are excellent from other platforms, this is a sale to keep a watchful eye on indeed!

Also, keep in mind that the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection of free games will be receiving new additions throughout March. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition will be free for PlayStation 4 (and a new release, upgrading the former PlayStation 3 game), Tomb Raider, Thomas Was Alone, and Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut will be free for PlayStation 3 (Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut are also available on PlayStation Vita, and are normally cross-buy), and Unit 13 and Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite will be free for PlayStation Vita, with Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite being a PlayStation Portable game that is also playable on Sony’s last-gen handheld.

Eggplante will continue to bring you critical sales updates on PlayStation platforms and otherwise.

About The Author

Senior Editor

Brent Botsford has reviewed video games, movies and television for over a decade. He is also a Twitch Affiliate at twitch.tv/venuszen , presenting new, retro and independent games as the, "Sixth-Handsomest Gamer on the Internet', VenusZen.

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